Re: violence...

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 00:37:36 -0400

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Cynthia wrote:
> "Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> > An excellent example, IMHO, of the urban mind finding an outlet for the
> > hunter instinct, and indicative of how serial rapists and killers
> > develop, since treating women as objects of prey is not a healthy
> > mindset.
> I believe that most primitive cultures had a lot of respect and
admiration for
> the animals they hunted. I think this statement is an insult to hunters.

They did have great respect when the technology level was such that it was a significant contest as to surviving a hunt, and medical care was non-existent. Hunters today also have a healthy respect for their prey, especially those that elude the hunter well, but they don't get the sensual gratification out of the experience that you would see with human on human predation. This unhealthy form of predation is an indication of how sorely society needs the hunt to maintain social sanity.